Dawn Tinning, Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP Accred.

Dawn Tinning, Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP Accred.

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East Calder
West Lothian

07967 756825

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East Calder
West Lothian

07967 756825

About me

I offer therapy that is confidential, respectful and non-judgemental. In this therapeutic environment we can work together to help you to identify and explore your own thoughts and feelings enabling you to develop more insight and understanding of what is going on for you.

There are many reasons why people come to counselling, here is just a few examples:

  • You may be experiencing difficulties in your life at the moment. Exploring difficult experiences and feelings with your counsellor can help you to move on from your present difficulties.
  • You and your partner may be experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Couple counselling can help you both talk about your feelings and find ways of communicating more effectively with each other.
  • You may be looking to do some self development to help you make some positive changes in your life. Talking this through with a qualified counsellor can help you to clarify your thoughts and support you during this time of change.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working from a dedicated counselling room in my home in the West Lothian area. As well as my experience working in private practice I also have experience working as a counsellor within NHS primary and secondary care, within education and working with organisations providing staff with counselling support.   I work with adults, young people and couples.

I appreciate taking the first step to seek help can be difficult so please feel free to give me a ring, text or drop me an email if have any questions you would like to ask about the service I provide.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Persona)
Diploma in Counselling (University of Lancaster)
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Stirling University)
Certificate in Mindfulness (Persona)
Certificate in Supervision (Strathclyde University)
NES Generic Supervision Certificate
Certificate in Person-centred Couple and Family Therapy

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their code of ethics.

I presently share my time between working in private practice and working within NHS primary and secondary care. I am registered as a recommended counsellor with BUPA, AVIVA and many EAP providers. I also provide supervision to counselling colleagues and trainees.

My past experience includes working in NHS primary care in a clinic and GP setting with adults (over 16 years) referred by their GP, providing workplace counselling for organisations who aim to support staff who are experiencing difficulties and working with young people experiencing difficulties. I also held a management position within a counselling service for young people (aged 10 - 25) where I managed counsellors providing counselling in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

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Individual Counselling fee is £40 per 1 hour session.
Couple Counselling fee is £50 per 1 hour session.

Supervision fee is £40 per hour (£45 for organisations). A reduced rate of £35 is offered to trainee counsellors.

Further information

Some issues clients bring to counselling

  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulties at Work
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Health
  • Abuse: sexual, emotional and physical

These are just some examples but you can bring any issue that is worrying you or making you unhappy to counselling.

Maps & Directions

Livingston, EH53

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday 9.00am - 8.00pm, Tuesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm, Wednesday 9.00am - 8.00pm, Thursday 9.00am - 8.00pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and hold an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I also have a Certificate in Developing Supervision Practice from Strathclyde University and a NES Generic Supervision Certificate.  I work using the person-centred approach.   I have experience in supervising both trainee and qualified counsellors at various stages of their development.

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